Writ of Fieri Facias (FIFA)

The Writ of Fieri Facias (FIFA) is a judgment or lien against a defendant’s property (i.e. all chattels and goods, typically real estate or automobiles) in Carroll County, Georgia.

When a defendant in a judgment has failed to make payment(s) in accordance with the terms of a consent judgment, and the plaintiff believes the defendant has property located in Carroll County, a plaintiff may initiate a FIFA through the Carroll County Magistrate Court.

Filing Process

  • The FIFA is then recorded on the general execution docket of the Superior Court of Carroll County.
  • The FIFA allows law enforcement officers to levy on personal property and the FIFA must be cancelled by the plaintiff when the debt is resolved.
  • FIFAs may be issued from the judgment of the court (Magistrate, State, or Superior).

Contact Us

  1. Nathaniel Smith

    Chief Magistrate

    Magistrate Court

    166 Independence Drive

    Carrollton, GA 30117

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 338

    Carrollton, GA 30112

    Phone: 770-830-5874

    Fax: 770-830-5851

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